Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Chardonnay 2018
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
The 2018 Chardonnay is a very pretty, nuanced wine that deftly balances textural richness and vibrancy. Lemon peel, orchard fruit, mint and bright floral notes are finely sculpted in this classy, wonderfully polished Chardonnay from Freemark Abbey.
This is a tight, structured and youthful white wine, which develops nuance and complexity in the glass. Textured with a presence of toasted oak, it is rich and layered, opulently appealing in pear, stone fruit and vanilla.
These wines are now made by Kristy Melton. The 2018 Chardonnay now goes partially through malolactic fermentation, aged in 45% new French oak, and it's a richer yet beautifully balanced Chardonnay. Notes of lemon oil, orange blossom, and honeysuckle, with just touch of toastiness, are followed by a wine that's beautifully balanced, medium to full-bodied, and layered on the palate, with loads to love. Drink it over the coming 2-3 years.
Ripe apple and pear tart flavors are matched to buttery notes in this juicy style. The spicy finish shows honeyed accents. Drink now. 4,400 cases made.